It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Özge Samanci will be LMC's Distinguished Alumna for 2020.
Özge Samanci, media artist and graphic novelist, is an associate professor in Northwestern University’s School of Communication. Her interactive installations have been exhibited internationally, including Siggraph Art Gallery, FILE festival, Currents New Media, The Tech Museum of Innovation, WRO Media Art Biennial, Athens International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media, Piksel Electronic Arts Festival, ISEA among others. Her autobiographical graphic novel Dare to Disappoint (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015) received international press attention and was positively reviewed in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Slate along with many other media outlets. Dare to Disappoint has been translated into five languages. Her drawings appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Slate Magazine, The Huffington Post, Guernica, The Rumpus. In 2017, she received the Berlin Prize and she was the Holtzbrinck Visual Arts Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.
Dr. Samanci will join us on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to receive the Award at the annual Ivan Allen College Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony & Reception.